Album Reviews


If you’re getting tired of your old, replayed songs and are a hip hop fanatic, 2017 is already ready to offer you new music for a brand new playlist.



Upcoming artists 6lack, will soon be hitting the mainstream wave as his recent debut album “Free 6lack” has been hitting charts and made a great come up this year. If you need a chill vibe for your playlist then this album is perfect. 6lack ranges his songs in different emotions such as explaining why he left his previous label to explaining heartbreaks.



If you haven’t already heard, Drake released his playlist-like album a few weeks ago. Similarily to his other albums, he provides his fans with not only his infamous heartbreak songs but as well as some dancehall tunes. If you need some new songs for the summer, I personally recommend this fun album as it also has a taste of trap music.



Big Sean’s debut album has been hitting hot on the charts recently. Featuring artists like Jhene Aiko, the album is able to provide his life story behind his come up in the hip hop industry. There are many heartfelt songs such as “Inspire Me” (dedicated to his mother) as well as hype tracks such as “Sacrifices”. If you need an album to stay in tune with the “humble-like” concept, take a look at the tracklist!



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Recently played:

Owe Me – Big Sean

Gyal you a a party animal – Charly Black

Cash flow – tyus

Madiba Riddim – Drake

Passionfruit- Drake

Teenage Fever – Drake

Blue Jays Season – Tory Lanez

Exchange – Bryson Tiller

Open Interlude – Bryson Tiller

Deja Vu – J. Cole

Self control – Frank Ocean

Love drought – Beyonce

Solo – Frank Ocean

All night – Beyonce

Crew – Goldlink



It’s that time again Drake stans. Your very own 6 God, released a new project last Saturday! After delivering another chart topping album with “Views”, we’ve all been waiting for new music from the Toronto artist himself.

Drizzy officially announced the date of his album through his promotional instagram video and is available to stream through Spotify as well as Apple Music.

He released the upcoming works of his projects back in October on the infamous OVO Sound Radio as well as posting a picture of his father, Dennis Graham posed for “More Life”.

Unlike “Views”, the project is described more of a playlist vibe rather than an album. Artists like Kanye West, Jorga Smith, Sampha, Young Thug, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Travis Scott are one of many featured on some of Drake’s tracks.

Like his previous albums and mixtapes, Drake provides a tracklist with various tones ranging from dancehall, a trap vibe and also those infamous heartfelt songs he is known for. He mentions in his song “Do Not Disturb” that he will release more music in 2018, so for now enjoy the playlist from the 6 God and be prepared for what he has to offer in his next project! As well as be ready for those OVO Fest tickets… it’s going to go from spring to summer seventeen real quick.


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Played this Week:

Crew – Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

Fight the Feeling – Mac miller ft. Kendrick Lamar

Passionfruit – Drake

Wet Dreamz – J. Cole

Selfish – Twenty88

Impatient – Jeremih ft Ty Dolla $ign

New Addy – Eli Sostre

Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black

Madiba Riddim – Drake

My Way – TYuS

Self Righteous – Bryson Tiller

Aaliyah – Tory Lanez

Cash Flow – TYuS

Love Drought – Beyonce

Paranoid – Kanye West

Just in Time 4 the Weekend – 6lack

Just Another Interlude – Bryson Tiller

Sorry – Future

Xo Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi

Teenage Fever – Drake






If you’re a comic book fanatic and a hip hop lover, then be prepared for what Marvel has prepared for you. Ranging from all levels of hip hop from Rae Sremmurd to the OG Tupac Shakur, Marvel presented clever covers inspired by poses and album covers from some of your favourite artists!

If you don’t already know, this is Marvel’s third batch of hip hop inspired comic book covers as they started back in 2015. In the past, they have published pieces inspired by artists such as Chance the Rapper portrayed through “Nova”, Wu-Tang Clan as “Champions” and as well as LL Cool J as the notorious “Luke Cage”!


Take a look below for some of the variations of Marvel’s 2016 hip hop collaboration with the comic book world!


2Pac’s All Eyez On Me as The Spectacular Spider-Man (by Sam Spratt)


Rae Sremmurd’s Sremmlife 2 as Generation X (by Kevin Wada)


Frank Ocean’s Blonde as Royals (by Keron Grant)



Songs Played this Week:

Doo Wop – Lauryn Hill

Bounce Back – Big Sean

Gold Digger – Kanye West Ft Jamie Foxx

Caroline – Amine

Dangerous – Roy Woods

Secrets – The Weeknd

Neighbours – J. Cole

For Free – DJ Khaled ft. Drake

Do like that – Korede Bello

Silkk Da Shocka- Isaiah Rashad

Idfc – Blackbear

Drove U crazy – Gucci Mane ft. BrysonTiller

Learn Ya – 6lack

Fallen – Jaden Smith

Love Yuh Bad – Popcaan

Right my Wrongs – Bryson Tiller

Run up – Major Lazor ft PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj

MTFU – 6lack

Love you – Roy Woods


The Rap Up: Brantford Edition (Episode No. 6)


The Weeknd Celebrates his Birthday with the New “Reminder” Music Video

Our favourite Starboy is back, dropping his new music video for his hit single “Reminder” in celebrations for his 27th birthday (February 16). Portraying the life of the luxurious lifestyle, The Weeknd surrounds himself with not only cars you would dream of driving but as well as private jets and “A-Star” parties.

The Canadian artist not only drops a music video on the day of his birthday but he surprises his viewers as he is accompanied by rappers who are also hitting the charts with their music such as Drake, NAV, ASAP Rocky, Bryson Tiller and Travis Scott.  

The Glenn Michael directed music video was mainly shot within the LA area, showing scenes of the infamous Hollywood sign and shots of The Weeknd roaming through the streets of Los Angeles, displaying his “Starboy” lifestyle.

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Not only did he drop the “Reminder” music video as a form of a birthday celebration for his listeners but it’s also a perfect way for fans to get ready for his tour, “Starboy: Legend of the Fall”. He will start within Europe and eventually make his way to North America in April! If you’re one of the lucky fans attending the concert, get ready to live the luxurious lifestyle with the Weeknd and who knows… maybe the same artists he partied with in the music video will show up too!

Songs played this week:

“Prblms” – 6lack

“Drove U Crazy” – Gucci Mane ft Bryson Tiller

“Back to Black” – Beyonce ft Andre 3000

“Right my Wrongs” – Bryson Tiller

“Fallen” – Jaden Smith

“IDFC” – Blackbear

“She’s Mine pt. 1” – J. Cole

“PCH” – Jaden Smith ft. Willow Smith

“Where Did I Go?” – Jorga Smith

“Kitchen” – Kid Cudi

“My Favourite Part” – Mac Miller ft. Ariana Grande

“Love Yuh Bad” – Popcaan

“Bet U Wish” – Raye

“Silkk Da Shocka”- Isaiah Rashad

“Female Energy” – Willow Smith

“No Problem” – Chance the Rapper ft 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

“Die for You” – The Weeknd


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If you’re looking for new songs and getting tired of the mainstream songs and artists, take a listen at these three underrated yet over-talented upcoming artists in the Hip Hop game. From dropping songs on social media platforms to making their ways on the charts with your favourite artists, these three artists will soon be on your playlist once you take a listen to their recent debut albums!



If you guys love Kendrick Lamar, you should definitely take a look at 25 year old, Isaiah Rashad. Not only is he signed under the same label as the OG Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment), but he also has a song with him on his debut album “The Sun’s Tirade” called “What’s Wrong”. Not only has he been a double-header for major cities, but he also shows his down-to-earth side by expressing his love for his two children. At such a young age, he shows brilliant musical talent through songs that takes you through different emotions. The best thing about Isaiah Rashad’s “The Sun’s Tirade” is that it is the perfect album for good vibes whether you want to relax on your own or kick back and jam with your friends for some catchy. You don’t want to miss out on this one!



Coming straight out of the Atlanta Side, 6lack is a definite artist you should take a look at! He has done a successful job with his debut album “Free 6lack” that varies in different emotional in depth within the lyrics. A lot of the songs revolve around heartbreak and getting over someone, so for all you people looking for some songs to relate to when it comes to love, this album is the best one to make you feel all types of way; “Prblms” will have you feeling as if you do not care about a single person and then comes “Worst Luck” where you feel emotional once again. Although your emotional levels will be all over the place, it is a great album to listen to if you need a good cry or a good time!




Don’t take him simple, this man is on his way to the charts! Coming from the Toronto district, Rexdale, NAV is the new and upcoming artist that will soon be on everyone’s playlist before a night out and even during. From singing, writing, producing and dropping his own tracks on Soundcloud to being featured on Travis Scott’s debut album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” with “Beibs in the trap”, NAV is an artist that will soon be hitting the radio and has already been played on Drake’s very own “OVOSound Radio”. With the hit songs, “Up”, “Take me Simple” and “Fell in Love”, this “XO” artist is on his way to not only being featured on your favourite rapper’s songs but dominating the charts himself!


Songs Played (Episode 4):

  • Love Yuh Bad – Popcaan
  • Kitchen – Kid Cudi
  • Where Did I Go? – Jorga Smith
  • Drove U Crazy – Gucci Mane ft Bryson Tiller
  • Prblms – 6lack
  • Secrets – The Weeknd
  • Bounce Back – Big Sean
  • Dangerous – Roy Woods
  • Do Like That – Korede Bello
  • Gold Digger – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
  • Die for you – The Weeknd
  • Silk Da Shockka – Isaiah Rashad
  • Dang! – Mac Miller ft. Anderson .Paak
  • Female Energy – Willow Smith
  • Idfc – Blackbear
  • Right my Wrongs – Bryson Tiller
  • Nothing Without You – The Weeknd
  • Proud Family – Tory Lanez
  • Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj


The Rap Up: Brantford Edition: Episode No.4

Jashman Sandhu